By William Boldham

          “…Because He lives I can face tomorrow, because He lives all fear is gone; because I know He holds the future, and life is worth the living just because He lives.”  – Bill and Gloria Gaither

          Because Jesus Christ lives, my sins are forgiven, all my sins have been washed away by His precious blood. From the days of Adam all of mankind has sinned against the one, true, holy God. It was sin that separated Adam from fellowship with his Maker, and from that day forward, all have sinned and come short of the glory of God. And the wages of sin is death. But, because He lives…

“As far as the east is from the west, so far has the Lord removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12

Because He lives, the mercy and grace of God has been poured out upon sinners without measure. Jesus Christ died on the cross as the full and final payment for the sin of the world. His blood covers my past, present and future sins; the power of sin has been broken, and the condemnation for my sins has been removed: I will stand before God, clothed in the righteousness of Christ my Lord. 

          Because He lives, I have a tomorrow; beyond all the tomorrows of this life, whether they be many or few, there lies one final tomorrow. That last tomorrow will introduce me to a brand new day that will never end. That everlasting day will hold no clouds; there will be no night; the sun will never set because there will be no sun then. Tomorrow will be no more, for that day will never end. In that day, God will wipe every tear from the eyes of His children. There will be no more death, or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things will have passed away. Revelation21:4

          Because Christ Jesus lives, I have an eternal home, prepared by Him, waiting for me, and all who love Him. Some of Jesus’ last and most precious words are for all who believe in Him.

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In my Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” John 14:1-3

          That eternal home is called New Jerusalem. It will be a home where the dwelling place of God will be with us, and He will dwell with us, and we will be His people and He will be our God. The apostle John, looking upon the city, wrote:

“…I saw no temple in it, for the Lord God Almighty and the Lamb are its temple. The city had no need of the sun or moon to shine in it, for the glory of God illuminated it. The Lamb is its light.” Revelation 21

          Because He lives the fear of death is gone. The promise of one eternal, glorious day lies ahead for me. All who believe in Him are promised a new, immortal, incorruptible, glorious body. “…We shall all be changed—in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet.” 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17

          Because He lives, Jesus is coming for His bride.

Brother Bill is a Bible teacher and can be contacted at

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